How a home fares when a serious storm is on the horizon is all determine by how much protection it has. Having hurricane shutters can be the deciding factor of whether it’s still standing after the storm rolls through. These types of shutters are specifically built to withstand significant amounts of rain, high-speed winds, and flying debris. If you live near or on the coast, the typical climate can often give way to raging storms and tremendous hurricane winds. It’s under these special conditions that we test, design, and manufacture storm shutters.
For high-quality hurricane protection, these six types of shutters will keep you and your home safe in even the most dangerous storms.
Bahama Storm Shutters
Bahama storm shutters, also known as Bermuda shutters, offer year-round shade protection as well as excellent storm protection during hurricane season. Mounted above each window and open at a 45-degree angle, these shutters allow for privacy and natural light at the same time. Bahama shutters are a Lowcountry favorite because they’re known for instantly adding charm, value, and timelessness to any residence or local business. They’re made of heavy aluminum alloy and stainless-steel hardware, giving you peace of mind that they are built to withstand even the most severe weather conditions. They also offer ample airflow and shade when open, but can lock and close in just a few seconds.
Combining classic style with dependable protection, colonial shutters would be a great addition to your home. They not only have the look of a traditional shutter, but they also offer modern-day secure technology. Colonial shutters are hinged at the sides and can be opened to expose the windows when it’s a beautiful day out. They can be closed and secured in mere moments and are the simplest to arrange in preparation for a storm. Crafted from heavy aluminum alloy and fasted together with stainless steel hardware make these extremely reliable and weatherproof. Once installed, these shutters become a permanent and durable part of any house or building, providing you with protection for years to come. Colonial shutters are simple to maintain, easy to close, and stylish to boot.
Storm panels can be much easier to handle than heavy plywood sheets and can be easily stored away when they’re not being used. These panels are also a much more durable and long-lasting solution than buying plywood with each and every storm that is a threat to your area. They are offered in three different variations: corrugated aluminum, steel, or polycarbonate plastic. The aluminum and steel options are extremely strong with each individual panel overlapping one another for added strength and protection and can be installed on permanently mounted tracks or bolted in place. The plastic storm panels come in clear, translucent, and opaque styles. Unlike plywood or metal, they allow light and outward visibility if you’re inside during a storm.
Fabric Storm Panels
Hurricane fabric storm panels are made from synthetic, PVC-coated fabric, or Kevlar, and are an effective alternative to rigid materials. They are lightweight and easy to set up, with the panels being high in durability and ease, and are a much easier option than using plywood for most homeowners. These woven textiles may not seem capable to withstand severe weather, but they can offer serious storm protection and keep turbulent weather out while also allowing light and air to get through. When the skies grow dark, imminent storms are fast approaching, and you only have a little time to prepare your home for a storm – fabric storm panels are a quick, easy, and cost-effective option for protecting your home while also letting natural light in.
Rolling Storm Shutters
Rolling storm shutters, also known as roll-up shutters, provide the ultimate amount of security and protection from a storm for your home or business. These hurricane shutters attach above the window, roll up and are stored in a discrete enclosed box when they’re not being used. They can be lowered with a hand crank or with a button-push, and lock in place for the ultimate storm protection. Rolling shutters also provide you with an extra layer of defense against crime and will reduce your energy costs throughout the year. Lastly, they are specially designed to provide maximum strength from the elements and insulation from sun, storm, heat, noise and extreme weather.
Accordion Storm Shutters
Accordion storm shutters are a great option for quick coverage that will defend from powerful hurricane winds. These storm shutters are not only perfect for windows and doors, but also for securing patio balconies, terraces, and storefronts from intruders. They offer durable lifetime protection and are proven to automatically increase the market value of your home or business.
No matter which style you choose, you can rest assured that you will be better protected when hurricane conditions arise. Keep your home or business safe for years to come, and don’t waste time worrying every year when hurricane season rolls around.